Online Dating Statistics

  1. The percentage of couples who meet online is up to about 1 in 4 and still on the rise.
  2. The average length of courtship for marriages that met online is 18.5 Months
  3. Online dating is second only to meeting through friends as the most common way to meet.
  4. Online dating is the #1 way Baby Boomers meet other singles
  5. Online dating websites report traffic increases of as much as 350% higher after Christmas.

Marriage Statistics

  1. World’s longest married couple has been married for 87 years as of 2013 (107-year-old Karam and his wife Katari Chand, 100)
  2. According to a 2010 study, marriage reduced criminal behavior in high-risk males by 35 percent.
  3. The average length of courtship for marriages that met offline is 42 Months
  4. The average married couple has sex 58 times per year, or a little over once a week
  5. Both men and women have higher life expectancies when married than those who are single or divorced


Sources: Reuters, University of Rochester, US Census, Herald News, PC World, Washington Post,,, The 7 Stages of Marriage: Laughter, Intimacy, and Passion (Rita M. DeMaria, Sari Harrar),

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